Book Reviews of Banner O'Brien

Banner O'Brien
Banner O'Brien
Author: Linda Lael Miller
ISBN-13: 9780671705367
ISBN-10: 0671705369
Publication Date: 3/1/1990
Pages: 310
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Banner is a strong, courageous, fiesty female who earned her doctor's degree and deserved to practice. So what she is a female. It was time for a change and Banner was just the person to initiate the change.
Banner came to town to help another doctor who was injured and meets Dr. Adam Corbin, the source of the other doctor's injury. Banner's and Adam's coming together is rocky at first, but as each put their differences aside and love enters, their situation gradually smooths out. Adam no longer sees Banner as a rival and a doctor, but as the woman he loves. In turn, Banner returns his feelings. Banner is indeed just what the doctor ordered!
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Early Linda Lael Miller, a great series.
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This book opens a new series by Linda Lael Miller: CORBIN (titles below). The first book introduces the members of the Washington Territory Corbin family and the time in which they live (1886).

Banner OBrien is a woman doctor from Oregon who has been hired to replace a severely injured physician, Dr. Henderson. Very soon, she finds out who injured the doctor Dr. Adam Corbin!

Being one of the few women physicians in America at the time, you can imagine that she is no shrinking violet. She has escaped a violent marriage and has earned her certificate on her own.

Banner needs to be a strong person because Adam Corbin is a tyrannical, blustery, paragon of a doctor. I thought both of these characters were a bit over the top. Adam and Banner marry early in the book and spend most of the rest of the book fighting and having sex, etc. (not necessarily in that order).

Banner continually accuses Adam of infidelity because of his frequent trips away. This got to be wearying after awhile. Adam takes his sweet time showing her why and where he was going -- why didnt he think she would understand? She was a doctor, as we were constantly reminded.

Adams rages, arrogance and black moodiness were tiring. Hes supposed to be a gentleman, but it was hard to deduce that from his behavior. Adams proposal seemed to come out of left field and I was surprised that a woman who had escaped one violent marriage would quickly agree to another marriage. Everything about Adam seemed turbulent; how could Banner be sure Adam was not violent?

What I kept waiting for was the loose thread of the villain (Temple Royce) to come together. It didnt; obviously it is going to return during the series. The ending seemed to be a fizzle; this is hardly a typical LLM ending.

Corbin
1. Banner O'Brien (1984)
2. Corbin's Fancy (1985)
3. Memory's Embrace (1986)
4. My Darling Melissa (1990)
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Loved it. Going to be a great series.
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Very enjoyable story, historical romance,great characters!series, this is the first installment.
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1886 female Doctor Banner O'Brien flees a man who is stalking her and goes to practice medicine in the Washington Territory. She finds her position in question and ends up working with Dr Corbin. After many sparks they get married and then she finds out he's hiding some major secrets and life gets more complicated when the stalker finds out where she lives.
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Banner is a strong, courageous, fiesty female who earned her doctor's degree and deserved to practice. So what she is a female. It was time for a change and Banner was just the person to initiate the change.
Banner came to town to help another doctor who was injured and meets Dr. Adam Corbin, the source of the other doctor's injury. Banner's and Adam's coming together is rocky at first, but as each put their differences aside and love enters, their situation gradually smooths out. Adam no longer sees Banner as a rival and a doctor, but as the woman he loves. In turn, Banner returns his feelings. Banner is indeed just what the doctor ordered!

"Banner O'Brien" is the beggining of the Corbin legacy. A great series and great reading
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A brooding hero with a past.
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Banner is a strong, courageous, fiesty female who earned her doctor's degree and deserved to practice. So what she is a female. It was time for a change and Banner was just the person to initiate the change.
Banner came to town to help another doctor who was injured and meets Dr. Adam Corbin, the source of the other doctor's injury. Banner's and Adam's coming together is rocky at first, but as each put their differences aside and love enters, their situation gradually smooths out. Adam no longer sees Banner as a rival and a doctor, but as the woman he loves. In turn, Banner returns his feelings. Banner is indeed just what the doctor ordered!
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This book opens a new series by Linda Lael Miller: CORBIN (titles below). The first book introduces the members of the Washington Territory Corbin family and the time in which they live (1886).

Banner OBrien is a woman doctor from Oregon who has been hired to replace a severely injured physician, Dr. Henderson. Very soon, she finds out who injured the doctor Dr. Adam Corbin!

Being one of the few women physicians in America at the time, you can imagine that she is no shrinking violet. She has escaped a violent marriage and has earned her certificate on her own.

Banner needs to be a strong person because Adam Corbin is a tyrannical, blustery, paragon of a doctor. I thought both of these characters were a bit over the top. Adam and Banner marry early in the book and spend most of the rest of the book fighting and having sex, etc. (not necessarily in that order).

Banner continually accuses Adam of infidelity because of his frequent trips away. This got to be wearying after awhile. Adam takes his sweet time showing her why and where he was going -- why didnt he think she would understand? She was a doctor, as we were constantly reminded.

Adams rages, arrogance and black moodiness were tiring. Hes supposed to be a gentleman, but it was hard to deduce that from his behavior. Adams proposal seemed to come out of left field and I was surprised that a woman who had escaped one violent marriage would quickly agree to another marriage. Everything about Adam seemed turbulent; how could Banner be sure Adam was not violent?

What I kept waiting for was the loose thread of the villain (Temple Royce) to come together. It didnt; obviously it is going to return during the series.
The ending seemed to be a fizzle; this is hardly a typical LLM ending.

Corbin
1. Banner O'Brien (1984)
2. Corbin's Fancy (1985)
3. Memory's Embrace (1986)
4. My Darling Melissa (1990)
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A different cover but the same book. I like all of Linda Lael Millers books. This one takes place in 1886 as Banner wins her coveted medical dilloma..she has to leave Oregon and nightmares..goes to Washington Territory and accepts a position with a man that has a mystery past.
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good reading
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Couldn't finish it. Characters fell in love too fast. Adam was too changeable - not believing Banner is a doc, then insisting she become part if the family. Then bidding her around again and embarassing her. I skimmed ahead and events just got more and more preposterous. Will not finish. Will not read rest of series.
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Enjoyed this book and love the story line. Love how I always get sucked in to the books that Linda Lael Miller writes.
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Banner O'Brien has a past that she prefers to keep hidden. However, when she meets the Corbin family, the truth comes back to haunt her. Banner meets the three Corbin brothers and falls in love with the oldest one--Adam. He's a doctor and takes her on as his helper. However, he has no idea of the ride that's in store for him. First, his brother, Jeff, is also in love with Banner. Second, he finds that she was married once before and divorced her husband. Third, she's very headstrong and jealous and suspicious of his monthly trips to the mountains with supplies and convinced that he has another woman.

Needless to say, Banner's first husband tracks her down and sees that she's married again. He becomes incensed and obsessed with revenge on Adam, her new husband, and Banner.

An interesting and passionate story. I believe it's the first book in the "Corbin" series. There's also "Corbin's Fancy" and "Memory's Embrace."
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This is a very sweet story mine has a different cover.
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very good